Mathematical Methods of Operations Research

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 63–75 | Cite as

Scheduling chains with identical jobs and constant delays on a single machine

  • Peter BruckerEmail author
  • Sigrid Knust
  • Ceyda Oğuz


In this paper we study the single-machine problem 1|chains(l), p j = p|∑ C j in which jobs with constant processing times and generalized precedence constraints in form of chains with constant delays are given. One has to schedule the jobs on a single machine such that all delays between consecutive jobs in a chain are satisfied and the sum of all completion times of the jobs is minimized. We show that this problem is polynomially solvable.


Scheduling Time-lags Delays Complexity results 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics/Computer ScienceUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringKoc UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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